The French Language, Present and Past (MLF1103)

15 credits

As a student of French, you will naturally be interested in learning how it works and has changed over time. In the phonetics part of the module, we study French speech sounds, notably their production and their representation in the Phonetic Alphabet. In the historical part of the module, we learn how French emerged as the national language of France, and how Old French differed from the modern language. The module will enhance your understanding of the French language, especially with respect to pronunciation, grammar and its history. A prerequisite is normally A-level French or equivalent, but the module can also be taken by students taking MLF1052: French Language for Beginners.